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David S. Beckman
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David S. Beckman is Executive Director of the Pisces Foundation, an environmental philanthropy in San Francisco. The Foundation's current areas of focus include environmental education, water resources, and climate and energy issues. David formerly was a Senior Attorney and the Director of the national Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. For updates on environment and philanthropy, and the Foundation, follow Pisces Foundation @piscesfnd.

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Cities and the Environment

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 12:36 PM

Here at the Pisces Foundation, we are in the midst of our first strategic planning process. This is a chance to step back, look at what we have been doing, and make plans for the future. As part of this process, we are taking the time to explore issues outside...

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World Water Week: Dispatch From Stockholm

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 9:00 AM

President Obama isn't the only one visiting Stockholm this week; about 2500 delegates from around the world have gathered at the 23rd Annual World Water Week meeting sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute. Stockholm has become a global focal point for the discussion of all-things-water....

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Finding Better Ways to Communicate: Infographics, Environment & Philanthropy

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 5:17 PM

I read a blog this morning by my former colleague at NRDC, Dan Lashof. Dan asked whether an infographic on combating climate instability can "save the world?" The infographic got the facts and policy right, was visually attractive, and could be read and digested...

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Water Quality Regulation in California: A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2009 | 9:17 AM

Imagine your boss gave you a deadline, a really important one. The kind of deadline that affects the bottom line of whatever it is you do profoundly. And let's even imagine your boss tells you the deadline is imposed by federal law, and so your organization or company therefore must...

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